Olly Alexander

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Olly Alexander 2014 at a performance by Years & Years

Olly Alexander , actually Oliver Alexander Thornton , (born July 15, 1990 in Yorkshire , England ) is a British film and theater actor and singer with the band Years & Years .


Olly Alexander was born on July 15, 1990 in Yorkshire , England. His mother, Vicki Thornton, is the founder of the Coleford Music Festival . Alexander is openly gay.


Alexander had his first television role in the British series Summerhill in 2008. In 2009 he starred in Jane Campions Bright Star . In 2010 he starred in Gulliver's Travels alongside Jack Black . In 2012 he got a role in Mike Newell's Dickens adaptation Great Expectations . In 2014 he appeared in Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club .

Alexander's band Years & Years was founded in 2010. The band's debut single is called I Wish I Knew . On July 10, 2015, the band's debut album "Communion" was released, which made it to number 1 in the UK charts.


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Individual evidence

  1. http://www.nylon.com/articles/the-insider-olly-alexander-august-2014
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  3. https://georgetowner.com/articles/2015/04/23/frank-conversation-years-years-frontman-olly-alexander/
  4. http://www.winq.com/2015/03/years-years-olly-alexander-im-gay-and-im-singing-about-my-boyfriends/
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/aug/07/years-and-years-traps
  6. http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/years-years-communion-scores-second-week-atop-official-albums-chart__10153/